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. there is no doubt we have to bring down medicare health-care cost growth. the difference is that we believe we should expand on the kind of reforms that we made in the affordable care act, where we achieved billion about $716 billion in savings, not simply by across the board provider cuts, but by changing the incentive structure, the way we pay providers so we focus on the value of care, not the volume of care. i think it is ironic that we have gone in the last four weeks from many of our republican colleagues criticizing the president for having done too much in savings on medicare, $716 billion -- their presidential candidate proposed putting that money back in, in other words adding $716 billion back into the cost of medicare, to complaining the president does not want to do enough. >> who was that presidential candidate? anyone remember? >> i do not want to relitigate the campaign, but it is an important point, i think, which is he proposed that we put the $716 billion net cost back into medicare, which would have shorten the life of the trust fund by eight years. now, the president's bud
healthcare removed. all of my food stamps removed. i'm making $700 a month. i have $500 a month in prescriptions which of course, i can't afford. so i had to decide which ones are the best for me to take and i have no money for food. but i'll tell you one thing right now i pay $10.50 a month on my cable bill to see you! >> stephanie: that's very sweet and i think probably not the wisest thing. considering food. i would go with -- >> stephanie miller. >> should we send a cheese basket or something? >> stephanie: something. >> for some nourishment? >> stephanie: i can share my government cheese that i get as a single woman. according to rush limbaugh. >> right. >> stephanie: okay. nita in michigan. hi. >> caller: how are you today? >> stephanie: good. >> caller: i live here in michigan with governor snyder and something about these crazy republicans that he cut our unemployment from 26 to 20 weeks. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: it's like okay. and trying to make it a right to work state. we have democra
anyone's status to part-time and offer all workers access to the same healthcare plan. >> a problem with that is those health plans are sometimes not affordable to hourly workers. sometimes those plans are too expensive for people to contribute to. and in the affordable care act there is a provision that says if the company does provide health insurance that is more than i think 9.5% of your salary, you can do the exchange. and if the worker has to go out and do the exchange because if the group happens to not be providing affordable insurance for everybody, not just its higher-paid employees, that has to contribute to the exchange as well. if garden offers a plan that is really good for a management ceo but not the hourly worker and the worker says i want to go to though exchange instead. >> stephanie: you thought of everything for that affordable care act, jacki schechner. god bless you. >> not me personally. but the idea is if you are going to push somebody out into the marketplace, why should you not contribute to that. >> stephanie: right. they have olive
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